Shaun Dunne

Shaun is a Dublin-based writer and performer. He is the associate writer for ‘Talking Shop Ensemble’ and has recently completed the Rough Magic SEEDS programme.

He plays the recurring character Georgie Dennis in FAIR CITY on RTÉ and will soon appear in a brand-new comedy drama, FAITHLESS,  produced by Grand Pictures.

Shaun recently appeared on television in the comedy pilot HEADCASES on RTÉ. In the drama feature DATING AMBER, he appears on film as Cian.

Film credits include A DATE FOR MAD MARY (Best Irish Feature Film, Galway Film Fleadh 2017 and Best Feature Film, IFTA 2017), written and directed by Darren Thornton for Element Pictures. Other credits include a leading role in SITUATIONS VACANT, directed by Lisa Mulcahy for Grand Pictures, HOODIES (Cannes, 2009), and Milo in the critically acclaimed WHAT RICHARD DID, produced by Element Pictures.

He recently appeared on stage in RAPIDS, performed and written by Shaun for Talking Shop Ensemble.

Theatre credits include the Irish language production AN TRIAIL directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh for Aisling Ghéar, GO DTAGA DO RIOCHT with An tAidhbheairc, DO YOU READ ME (ABSOLUT Fringe 2011), and I AM A HOMEBIRD at the Project Arts Centre. Other work includes GOOD KIDS DRINK MILK (Wexford Opera Festival), PAPERBOY AND FRIENDS (ABSOLUT Fringe 2010), and PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE UNDER THE OCEAN (THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON VOLUME I). 

Shaun has worked with ‘Project Brand New’ twice on two pieces of new writing: MARKET RESEARCH THIS (Grace Dyas) and I AM A HOMEBIRD (It’s very hard) (Oonagh Murphy, T.S.E).

A graduate of the Abbey Theatre New Playwrights Programme, Shaun’s play, THE WASTE GROUND PARTY, directed by Gerard Stembridge, premiered at the Peacock Theatre in October 2014.